KINGFISHER MAN WINS $20K PLAYING POWERBALL
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 22, 2008) – Ronald Clough of Kingfisher won $20,000 cash playing Powerball with Power Play. He purchased his ticket at Bricks Corner Store Inc., 723 W. Broadway in Kingfisher.
Clough has been playing the lottery off and on for a year, but for the last three months he’s been buying tickets every Wednesday and Saturday. He said he buys his tickets from the same store because they are friendly and helpful.
“I watched the drawing, so I knew I had matched the Powerball number,” he said. “I wrote the numbers down and when I started checking, I realized I had matched more than just the Powerball. I had to re-check my ticket about five times.”
Clough plans on putting the money in savings.
“I am glad to know that some of the money is going to education,” he said.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $209 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important education purposes, including: teacher compensation and benefits, early childhood development programs, college scholarships, classroom technology and construction of educational facilities.
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.